Kennebec Behavioral Health has announced its 2021 college scholarship recipients. The following students are to each receive a $1,000 scholarship upon completion of their first semester at their chosen college or university. Each of these students plan to pursue a major in a field related to mental health.

• Hannah Richardson, Cony High School, Augusta, plans to attend Liberty University in Virginia.

• Isabela Libby, Erskine Academy, South China, plans to attend Thomas College.

• Fiona Ladner-Hudson, Gardiner Area High School, plans to attend University of Maine Farmington.

• Olivia Luce, Lawrence High School, Fairfield, plans to attend North Carolina State University.

• Lilian B. Cui, Mt. Blue High School, Farmington, plans to attend University of Maine Farmington.

• Dawson Turcotte, Skowhegan High School, plans to attend University of New England.

• Emma Waldron, Waterville Senior High School, plans to attend University of Southern Maine.

• Jennifer Ferry, Winslow High School, plans to attend Bowdoin College.

• Jacob Smith, Winthrop High School, plans to attend Montana State University.

Interested students at partnering high schools were asked to submit an application which included an essay question around why she or he was interested in pursuing a career in the behavioral health field. KBH Chief Executive Officer Tom McAdam said, “We are so pleased that the students who have applied already had a good understanding of the importance of the mental health field,” according to a news release from KBH.

The scholarships are made possible through KBH’s college scholarship program, developed to invest in future mental health professionals. Funds for the program are raised through donations as well as KBH’s annual “A Night Out” comedy show and themed basket raffle.

KBHealth was founded in 1960 and operates clinics in Waterville, Skowhegan, Winthrop, Augusta and Farmington.

For more information, call 888-322-2136 or visit kbhmaine.org.

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